More than 200 former fighters and other members of the Maoist People's Liberation Army -- including minors -- were discharged from a Maoist camp Thursday in line with Nepal's ongoing peace process, officials said.
Authorities in Nepal said Saturday they have beefed up security near the Chinese Embassy to stop any possible anti-Chinese demonstrations in the run-up to the 50th anniversary of the Dalai Lama's flight from Tibet.
The body of a journalist who was hacked to death in southeastern Nepal was cremated Tuesday as businesses and public transportation in the town of Janakpur remained shut for a second day to protest the killing.
Candidates from the country's three main political parties have filed to run for the post of Nepal's first president, who will be chosen by Nepalese lawmakers on Saturday, the constituent assembly secretariat announced Thursday.
Nepal's elections on Thursday were hailed as a success by international observers, including a former U.S. president, despite violence that left two people dead -- including a candidate gunned down in front of a polling station.
The Nepalese government and Maoist rebels reached an agreement shortly after midnight Wednesday that would allow the rebels to join an interim parliament and government by the end of November, a key government negotiator said.
Nepal's parliament on Saturday took action to further strip King Gyanendra of power, with lawmakers unanimously endorsing a regulation saying the king has no say in passing bills, according to a parliament spokesman.
Nepal's new government has recalled 12 ambassadors who were appointed by King Gyanendra and revoked all royal appointments to government corporations and state-owned institutions, the Home Minister announced Sunday.
Nepalese politicians have returned to Parliament for the first time in four years following weeks of bloody protests and political turmoil that eventually forced the king to hand power back to elected officials.
Nepal's seven-party opposition alliance called off a massive protest planned for Tuesday, replacing it with a "victory rally" following the king's decision to restore democracy in the Himalayan kingdom.
Celebrations have replaced protests in the streets of Nepal in the hours after King Gyanendra announced he was reinstating the parliament he dissolved in 2002, giving in to demands of an alliance of seven political parties that launched protests three weeks ago.
King Gyanendra of Nepal told his nation Friday that he would return political power to the people, an apparent concession in the face of massive protests that have paralyzed the tiny Himalayan kingdom.
Nepal's King Gyanendra came to throne in troubled circumstances -- the June 1, 2001 massacre of Nepal's royal family in which his brother, then-King Birendra, was slain by Birendra's son Dipendra in a drunken rage.
Activists are vowing to go ahead with plans for massive street protests in Kathmandu Thursday, despite an 18-hour government curfew that came into effect at 2 a.m. (8:15 p.m. Wednesday GMT) and a threat to shoot violators.
A day after his release from a 59-day house arrest, former Nepalese prime minister Girija Prasad Koirala on Saturday dismissed speculations that his Nepali Congress party would join the Maoist rebels in opposing monarchy.
More than a hundred political party workers were arrested in Nepal on Monday for staging anti-king protests, said Nepali Congress, one of the five parties opposing King Gyanendra's takeover of absolute power on February 1.
Former Nepal prime minister Sher Bahadur Deuba was freed Friday, 40 days after King Gyanendra assumed power, dismissing Deuba's government and placing a number of political party leaders in house arrest.